Re: GUNS: Fear of Guns Vs. Fear of No Guns

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 16:38:27 -0400 wrote:

> wrote:
> >But guns are clearly out of control and our country is insane. We need to do
> Ho hum, emotional rhetoric, yes, that's really going to convince people. BTW,
> the number of murders and the number of shooting accidents (which often
> include suicides classified as 'accidents' by the cops for various reasons)
> have been going down for years; so why is this 'clearly out of control'?

yes, the only activities which are at lower risk are civil aviation, getting struck by lightning, and a few others. The firearns accident rates for children and overall are less than a tenth of the rates at the turn of the century.

> >How about: Mothers Against Gun Greedy Errant Rednecks (MUGGERS)???
> Ah, call your opponent a 'redneck', and then you can laugh at them, right?

While some people I know think that its the soccer mom who will bring about the end of our constitutional democracy, I just think they will turn the entire country into the rubber room they want their kids to grow up in and never leave. How about Mothers Against Teaching Children How to Get Out from Under Their Skirts.

Mike Lorrey